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Justin Trudeau landing in Brussels. Image credit: Justin Trudeau/Twitter.
Brent Patterson | To build peace, we need to end the war against nature and stop the killing of land and environmental defenders.
Columnists
Justin Trudeau and Boris Johnson. Image credit: Andrew Parsons/No 10 Downing Street/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | The U.K., Germany, and Canada were silent on the subject of monopoly pharmaceutical companies unwilling to act on behalf of countries in need of vaccines because it would interfere with their profits.
Blog
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 summit. Image credit: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Brent Patterson | The G7 summit communique falls short of the urgent action needed to confront the human rights and environmental crisis of climate change.
News
The X-Press Pearl before the Sri Lanka disaster. Image credit: Isuruhetti/Wikimedia Commons
Joyce Nelson | In mid-May, the X-Press Pearl container ship started leaking acid and caught fire while anchored off the coast of Sri Lanka. The fire destroyed much cargo, but plastic debris started washing ashore.
News
Security Council Chamber, UN headquarters. Image credit: Rick Bajornas/ United Nations Photo/Flickr
Yves Engler | The campaign proved that a small number of dedicated activists with a targeted, well-planned strategy could have a major impact on Canadian foreign policy.
Podcast
Image: Omer Orgun. Used by permission
Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | CUPE is trying to get a member released from a Turkish jail. Teachers want climate change built into school curricula. And more.
News
Hassan Diab in front of Parliament in Ottawa. Image: Don Pratt/Facebook
Robert J. Currie | It is time that the government of Canada took both diplomatic and legal steps to push back against France's unfair and unlawful pursuit of a Canadian citizen.
News
Rabbi David Mivasair sits next to paint-covered steps outside Israeli consulate. Image: World BEYOND War Canada/Twitter
Michael Keefer | There are three glaring asymmetries made evident by the recent arrest of Rabbi David Mivasair following his participation in a demonstration outside the Israeli consulate in Toronto.
News
 Bradley Peats, the Director General of Strategic Planning, Canadian Armed Forces, signs the IDF-CAF annual work-plan, 2019. Image credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit/Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0.
Yves Engler | Media largely ignores how Canadian military trainers and aid have supported the creation of a Palestinian security force explicitly to enforce Israel's occupation of the West Bank.
Columnists
Elbit Hermes 900 drone. Image credit: Matthieu Sontag/Wikimedia Commons. Licence CC-BY-SA
Matthew Behrens | There has been increased focus on the growing Canadian relationship with Israel's drone warfare industry over the past month, as the Israeli military targeted Gaza with an 11-day terror bombardment.
Columnists
Families return to Shujaiya in eastern Gaza, scene of some of the heaviest Israeli bombing in July 2014. Image credit: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam International/Flickr
Chuka Ejeckam | Israel is merely one entry in a list of countries Canada sells weapons to which systematically violate human rights, including the massacre of civilians.
Blog
Image by PBI-Colombia.
Brent Patterson | A webinar on June 3 will convene human rights defenders to discuss what's next in the social struggle in Colombia.